Quality Assurance

Prioritizing Review of Image Alt Text

Penny Kronz | September 30, 2021 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance

Ensuring that your organization utilizes appropriate alt text for images within your website is pretty much considered Accessibility 101. For those readers who are not familiar, alt text or alternative text is the text version of an image read to...

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Actually, Don't Click Here!

Maggie Vaughan | August 27, 2021 | Accessibility, SEO, Quality Assurance

Why are web content writers, designers and managers still using "Click Here" (or "Read More," "Learn More," etc.) as link text when it has been shown repeatedly it's just not best practice? Maybe it’s time for a refresher course on...

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A11Y & Analytics

Maggie Vaughan | June 25, 2021 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance

Using automated scanning software, such as DubBot, and manual testing are two excellent ways to identify potential accessibility issues in your digital assets. There is one more tool you can add to the mix and that is analytics. Finding an...

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Accessibility and the Procurement Process

Maggie Vaughan | April 16, 2021 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance

What are the components of a robust procurement process for technology that ensures accessibility needs are identified and addressed in the planning, requirements gathering, research and evaluation phases as well as the determination of...

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What's in your Style Guide?

Penny Kronz | April 5, 2021 | Quality Assurance, SEO, Web Governance

DubBot automatically checks for website accessibility, SEO, and generally accepted website best practices. Although these checks are all beneficial as out-of-the-box functionality, one of the more powerful and flexible features in DubBot is the...

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The Problem with Overlays

Maggie Vaughan | February 1, 2021 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance, Accessibility

What Is an Overlay? According to Dictionary.com, an overlay is: noun something laid over something else; covering. a layer or decoration of something applied: an overlay of gold. Accessibility overlays are very similar ... they are laid...

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Personas and Designing for Accessibility

Maggie Vaughan | January 11, 2021 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance, Accessibility

'Persona' Defined A persona is defined as "a single representation of a cluster of target users who represent similar behaviors, goals and motivations." ~ © Nielsen Norman Group More simply put, personas are models, usually...

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Manual Testing - It's in Your Hands

Maggie Vaughan | January 4, 2021 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance

Today’s websites and web apps can be very complex. Many consists of 1000s of code lines, multiple user interactions, custom color palettes, and video and audio content. Automated quality assurance tools, such as DubBot, are critical in...

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The Dreaded 404: Don't Leave Them Wanting More

Maggie Vaughan | October 27, 2020 | Quality Assurance, Accessibility, SEO

What’s the difference between 404 and 301? Simply put, an HTTP 404 status code indicates that your browser cannot find the page requested, “File Not Found.” When a user requests a nonexistent webpage, you should...

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DubBot provides continuous monitoring and quality checks

Penny Kronz | May 4, 2020 | Quality Assurance, Accessibility, Web Governance, SEO

While priorities, resources, and timelines have shifted significantly over the past month, there is still a need to continue to iterate and improve website accessibility, user experience, and overall content availability. More now than ever,...

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What DubBot is doing to help users tasked with managing websites during the Coronavirus

Penny Kronz | March 16, 2020 | Product Updates, Quality Assurance, Web Governance

As most of us enter a workweek that does not look like ones we have previously encountered, most DubBot users I have been in contact with are currently grappling with balancing three priorities simultaneously. While they continue with previously...

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Go Beyond Spell Checking

Penny Kronz | September 9, 2019 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance

With the amount of work that we all do in a day, it is no wonder that spell check and auto-correct are technology built into most tools that we use to communicate with each other. But often, spell checking is not enough. I know that when I am...

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Use DubBot to assist with a website redesign

Penny Kronz | July 25, 2019 | Quality Assurance

One of the most difficult processes that people responsible for a website take on is a website redesign. It is a necessary evil often spurred by a combination of some of the following factors: issues with the current design and...

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Track Accessibility Progress & More

Penny Kronz | January 11, 2019 | Quality Assurance, Product Updates

Happy New Year from your friends at DubBot! Dubby (the DubBot) is doing its best to stay warm during these winter months. We have good news! We’re launching Trends in DubBot. Trends will be accessed off of the user dashboard. DubBot...

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Starting a Content Inventory

Blaine Herman | August 21, 2018 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance

Some of the first questions that we ask someone thinking about using DubBot are: How many pages does your website have? How many digital assets like PDFs and Word docs does it have? You may or may not be surprised to hear that most people...

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When Spell Check Isn't Enough

Blaine Herman | April 26, 2018 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance, Spell Checking

Everyone loves a good autocorrect error. I mean, when is it not funny when cologne is changed to colon, or invite is changed to inflate, or "humidifier" is changed to "homicide". As amusing as it is, though, to make fun of some of the unintended...

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Your Website is Your Reputation

Blaine Herman | March 13, 2018 | Quality Assurance

Your website is the first interaction many potential customers, partners, and vendors will have with your brand. Your website is your chance to make a phenomenal first impression, to show visitors your brand’s personality, your...

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Checks and Balances for Web Governance

Blaine Herman | February 26, 2018 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance

In the "content is king" era of the web, many moving parts keep a website fresh and up to date. There’s the content machine: Marketing and communications professionals who write content and manage other contributors. There's the content...

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